- Thank You Dad
- Maximum Group Size is Still Six in Phase 3
- Staffing Up for the Big Reopen
- Tasting Rooms Can Get Ready Now–Don’t Wait
- Donning Masks and Such Things
- 8 Years and Counting–I’m Talking to You Ontario and Quebec
- What BC Wineries Should be Doing During the COVID-19 Crisis
- Women and BC Wineries
- Photographer’s Statement
- One Picture. Two Scraps of Paper.
- Sonnet 73 Reworked
- Free Wine to Nova Scotia Wine Lover
- Moving Taxi NYC
- How Happy is the Little Stone
- Grow the Pie
- Thar She…Is!
- Wine Sayings of My Uncle, 1839
- Thoughts of Dad on His Birthday–In No Particular Order
- 10 Reasons to Free My Grapes
- Daddy’s Day
- A Wee Return to Natural?
- What’s a Good Day?
Author Archives: Sandra Oldfield
I wrote this article, Top 10 Reasons to Free My Grapes, for the September edition of Orchard and Vine magazine. All views are my own, of course.
I could list many reasons why our 8YO has the privilege of a Daddy like hers, or I could just let this picture tell one thousand words.
I flew out of the Kelowna airport this morning. There’s not much enjoyment in flying these days, but nonetheless I almost look forward to flying out of there. Is it that I enjoy security checks? Maybe on the odd occasion, … Continue reading
The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged – keep on – there are divine things, well envelop’d; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. ~Walt Whitman The vineyard we … Continue reading
Been so long since I’ve blogged but I’ve given up the guilt many year ago, so onward and upward. Today I had a good day. What’s a good day for me? Well, I can tell you, days like this … Continue reading
I saw something come across my twitter stream yesterday–something along the line of “Everyone is a Teacher”. I have never thought of encounters this way. How great would it be to see all people as teachers and all encounters, even … Continue reading
A bit over a year ago I posted my Bucket List of Future Wanderings on my blog. I was blessed to be able to go to two of the ten places this summer (Iceland and Russia) and all I can … Continue reading
Today’s is the eve of my 19th vintage at Tinhorn Creek. Technically, it might be my 181/2 vintage since my husband brought in the grapes in 1994 when I was finishing my studies at UC Davis–but I was on the … Continue reading
I’m certain some people read my blog because they love wine, but for over a month most of my posts have been in pictorial form about my vacation, or ceilings on my vacation or looking up trees….hence the title “Oldfield … Continue reading
We are in Denmark (in the countryside near Ebeltoft) for the next week. I love this area as it’s like a second home to me. Here are some images from Denmark: On Ferry on way to Ebeltoft Ebeltoft, Denmark Ebeltoft, … Continue reading
Harpa, Reykjavik Shopping Centre on Red Square, Moscow Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg Catherine’s Palace, Pushkin Catherine’s Palace, Pushkin Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Saint Petersburg Hermitage, Saint Petersburg Church of Our Savior of Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg (All Mosaic) Church … Continue reading
Kremlin, Moscow St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow Moscow Red Square, Moscow Red Square, Moscow Red Square, Moscow Novodevichy Convent, Moscow Gorky Park, Moscow Train from Moscow to Saint Petersburg Catherine’s Palace, Pushkin Catherine’s … Continue reading
Harpa, Reykjavik Graffiti, Reykjavik Thingvellir (Continental Drift between Europe and North America) Geysir Gullfoss Seljalandsfoss Thorsmork Cotton Grass Dyrholaey Reynisfjara Reynisfjara Reynisfjara Haimaey, Vestmannaeyjar Islands Eldfell Volcano, Vestmannaeyjar Islands Vik, Crashed DC-3, 1974 Vik Olfusdalur Valley Grindavik Blue Lagoon
Now that Bill C-311 has passed federally, the provinces are stating that they will need to “look at it”, but in the meantime provincial liquor boards are telling their consumers that little has changed. To be helpful they are … Continue reading
As some of you may have heard by now, I have been involved in the FreeMyGrapes fight to get Canadians access to Canadian wines. To that end, I purchased a 12 gauge shotgun online from Saskatchewan last week to show … Continue reading
Having just wrapped up four days in Halifax for the Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium, I was given three bottles of Nova Scotia wine to take back to British Columbia with me. I am not unfamiliar with the young industry out … Continue reading
In 2010 I followed ONE Chardonnay vine in front of my home for the entire growing season (April until harvest in Fall). I called it #ChardyTuesday because once a week on Tuesday I would tweet the progress I had seen … Continue reading